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Looking for funny math thread

04/22/2007 11:27 AM

A few weeks ago, there was a posting on CR4 on some funny answers to math exams. One was a "find x" 3-4-5 right triangle, with a "there it is" answer. Another had an expand (a + b)^n. I have been using the CR4 search tool for an hour trying to find that thread with a dozen keywords that I can recall and darned if I can find it. Can anybody point me to it?

Thanks very much.

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04/23/2007 6:34 AM

5^2=25 =12 + 13 : 5,12,13,triangle

7^2=49=24 + 25 = 7,24,25 ,triangle

see the pattern ? There are other fun ways for math fans

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04/23/2007 7:46 AM

Thank you, but that was not what I was looking for. The original thread I'm trying to find had several posts, with various images of actual goofy answers on high school math exams. One had a derivation that got messed up, and finally the student drew a stick figure hanging himself off the radical sign. Sound familiar, anyone?

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04/23/2007 9:12 AM

I think I know which one you're looking for.

I have it in PowerPoint format. Can I post it here??

Or, gimme your email address and I'll forward it to you.

I laughed my can off the first time I saw it.

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04/23/2007 12:02 PM

Thank you Larko, it is jmhammond@patent-innovations.com.

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04/23/2007 12:10 PM

Even though it's a Biz address , it's better to use the private members mailing feature - you may end up with a lot more mail than you expect giving an address here.

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04/23/2007 3:55 PM

Yeah, I realized that after my post. But so far, only good responses, no spam.

And THANKS to Larko who followed up off line! I am all set now.

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04/23/2007 4:22 PM

I'd like to see the powerpoint also!

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04/23/2007 5:06 PM

I don't think the ppt file can be attached to a post here. Need a couple of days to get time to make some screen dump tifs of the slides, which I will send back to Larko.

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